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Prof Matt Baillie Smith


Department: Social Sciences

Before joining Northumbria University, Matt worked for an international development NGO, and he continues to work with international development organisations in the UK and the global South as part of his research and teaching. Matt has an MPhil in the Sociology and Politics of Development from Cambridge University and PhD in Sociology from Warwick University.

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Campus Address

Lipman Building 202
City Campus


  • Sociology PhD September 01 1994
  • Sociology MPhil September 01 1993
  • Politics BA(Hons) September 01 1990

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • South-South volunteering and development, Baillie Smith, M., Laurie, N., Griffiths, M. Jun 2018, In: The Geographical Journal
  • International Voluntary Health Networks (IVHNs). A social-geographical framework, Reid, B., Laurie, N., Smith, M. 1 Mar 2018, In: Health & Place
  • Unsettling Geographies of Volunteering and Development, Laurie, N., Baillie Smith, M. 31 Aug 2017, In: Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
  • Civil society activists and vulnerability in South India: the relational politics of life history methods and development research, Baillie Smith, M., Jenkins, K. 8 Aug 2016, In: Social and Cultural Geography
  • Education, Learning and the Transformation of Development, Skinner, A., Baillie Smith, M., Brown, E., Troll, T. Jul 2016
  • Global citizenship and development: from benevolence to global justice, Baillie Smith, M. 29 Jun 2016, The Palgrave Handbook of International Development, Basingstoke, Macmillan
  • Education, International Volunteering, and Citizenship: Young People’s Subjectivities and Geographies of Development, Baillie Smith, M., Laurie, N., Brown, E., Griffiths, M., Humble, D. Apr 2016, Geographies of Global Issues: Change and Threat, London, Springer
  • IFRC Global Review of Volunteering Report, Hazeldine, S., Baillie Smith, M. 5 Dec 2015
  • Transitions to religious adulthood: relational geographies of youth, religion and international volunteering, Hopkins, P., Olson, E., Baillie Smith, M., Laurie, N. 1 Jul 2015, In: Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
  • World Disasters Report: Focus on local actors, the key to humanitarian effectiveness, Ager, A., Baillie Smith, M., Barbelet, V., Carpenter, S., Carter, W., Cartwright, A., Cipullo, L., Few, R., Fisher, D., Granger, I., Halff, K., Happ, E., Harmer, A., Hazeldine, S., Hofmann, C., Howe, K., Innocenti, D., Ismail, O., Kaufman, R., Kernaghan, S., Leach, L., Limuloa, F., Maynard, V., McDonald, K., Moore, S., O'Donnell, I., Olse, C., Poole, L., Rivas, A., Salem, A., Scott, Z., Spencer, A., Steed, I., Stirk, C., Stites, E., Svoboda, E., Swithern, S., Tarazona, M., Wall, I., Wooster, K. 2015


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